Friday, August 19, 2016

Fear and Palm Trees

Up until now, I have been viewing this move to Hawaii through rose-colored glasses. I've spent a majority of my free time daydreaming about the sand, waves, and palm trees. Thinking about the new thrift shops and gift shops we can check out when we get there in just three months. If I ever thought about leaving my home here, I would quickly push the thought from my mind.

I'll love it so much there, I won't even miss my home here!

The other day, my mom was talking about our possible new church and my new youth group, while I got out my books to get started on school. At that moment, realization dawned on me. To get to Hawaii, we needed to leave. Leave our house, leave much of our stuff. Say goodbye to my youth group and dearest friends, knowing I may not see them again until heaven.

Say hello to the next part of God's plan for our lives. Say hello to my new church, youth group, and dearest friends.

God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. God is in Virginia, and he is in Hawaii. He is simply waiting for us to put our faith in Him so He can continue to put his incredible plan in action.

I'm ready.

Joshua 1:9  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Pickup Truck!

>>listening to the kid at the diving board talk about how he is pretty much "the best diver at the pool"<<
<<cutting up apples>>
<<walking through the mud with Daisy>>
<<talking with Kaylie at midnight>>
<<sprinkling cookie dough bites on my frozen yogurt>>
<<spotting pickup trucks on the road>>
<<playing in the hot tub with Caleb>>
<<looking forward to VBS>>
<<neglecting my blog>>
<<sitting next to Josh at the VBS meeting and wanting to burst out laughing every 10 seconds>>
<<trying to learn a weird new hand-gesture song thingy>>
<<doing Piyo>>
<<carrying Jordan>>
<<building train tracks>>
<<hearing popcorn popping in the microwave>>
<<eating chocolate pudding>>
<<watching star trek>>
<<pretending to surf>>
<<being exhausted & pretending to have energy>>
<<hearing M..M...M.... Ms Abi>>
<<loving life>>